Hotel Country Comfort
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... as many tourists as locals during my stay. This might be a suitable moment to comment on my fellow travellers. As I am here during the off-season it has not at any point felt over-run. Mostly I would say, people travel independently, many with their own driver for the entire trip, which was not something I fancied. Having witnessed some astonishingly stilted lunch and dinner conversations with drivers at adjoining tables ('So, you have never left ...
I woke to what sounded like a heavy downpour of rain... Wait... it's just the sound of water cascading down a rock laden stream... The stream right outside my room... You know, the room that overlooks a rainforest paradise... a sight spoilt only by the locals that bathe and brush their teeth in it every morning and afternoon. I'll tell you what, every natural source of water I've seen in Sri Lanka so far, is like a peep show. We take a morning walk down ...
Ella is a very small town in Sri Lanka. We walked on the rail road tracks and saw a bridge. I walked about 10 km. A 7 year old girl helped us find the bridge.
I hung out of a train. It was very cool. You can't do that in Canada.
Tea farms are everywhere here.
p.s. Super Sam is practising to fly! ...
... hours. I go for a walk around the grounds and bump into a man with a big hat, who turns out to be Faris, the estate manager who rediscovered the house as a dilapidated ruin in the middle of overgrown rainforest in 2002. He restored it to its former glories over the course of six years, turning it from a complete wreck without infrastructure into the boutique hotel it is today.
Local villagers helped rebuild the land into a sustainable environment which now grows its ...
... this amazing scenery go past.
What we did
Little Adam’s Peak
Is a 1.5hr return hike through tea plantations up to a scenic point which overlooks the surrounding valleys and a great view of the neighbouring 'Ella Rock’ which is another lookout point (a significantly harder and longer hike, which we didn’t do). The hike itself was quite basic but along the way we passed a small plantation village (where ...